Emotions in bhakti
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 November 2018, Prema-Sarovara, Vrndavana, India, Parikrama 2018 Lecture) The word bhakti can be translated to devotion, devotional service. Bhaja is the root form of bhakti. Bhaja dhatu includes love, service and worship. The very essence of bhakti is emotions. When we speak of rasa, it implies emotions. Whilst we are in […]

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Wear it like a jewel
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 November 2018, Ter Kadamba, Vrndavana, India, Parikrama 2018 Lecture) There are many limbs of devotional service, 64 to be precise. By engaging in these 64 aspects, we can make so much spiritual advancement. The first is guru-padasraya – taking shelter of the lotus feet of the spiritual master. The second one […]

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Diminishing lust for improved chanting
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 November 2018, Surabhi-Kunda, Govardhana, India, Parikrama 2018 Lecture) Our chanting is not based on a technique. I read a book that described that certain types of music create alpha waves, causing the brain to become very receptive. I thought, “Rubbish!” Even if it would work, it would only be a temporary […]

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Monthly Media – Oct 2021
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Written by Szilvia Bukta-Mako Happy Kartik! HH Kadamba Kanana Swami was still in New York City in October and while he was busy writing documents for building and community developments, he still managed to enlight us with the deep knowledge from Srimad Bhagavatam by giving classes. You can find links to the media from Oct […]

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Uplifting ourselves
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 6 July 2021, Goloka Dhama, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.1.18) Purification is a realistic element of life. A lot people nowadays go into some therapy with an idea that they can overcome something within themselves. In the Vedic culture, purification is essential in life. It says that everyone needs to purify themselves. In […]

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Midlife crisis
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 6 July 2021, Goloka Dhama, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.1.18) “Don’t let any opportunities go by! What if you are missing out in life? You may never get that opportunity again!” This is a common worldview, whereby this life is all there is considered to be. There is nothing after it and everything […]

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Monthly Media – Sep 2021
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Written by Szilvia The best way starting the month of September after Janmastami celebration was to hear Kadamba Kanana Swami giving Srimad Bhagavatam classes in Croatia to nourish our souls and deepen our faith in Krishna.  You can find all the links to the classes below. Why not listen to them all? ISKCON Zagreb YouTube […]

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Overcoming internal shortcomings
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 6 July 2021, Goloka Dhama, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 6.1.18) In spiritual life, liquor is not really glorified like one of the material pleasures in life. It is rather condemned. It is placed in the same category as poison. Well, it is true that it is not nourishing the cells in the body. Each […]

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My dearmost!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 September 2021, Brisbane, Australia, Online Initiation Ceremony Lecture) Krsna consciousness should be the first and foremost thing in your life. Krsna is first. A wife can say to her husband, “You are the dearmost person in my life, however, after Krsna”. So let Krsna be number one, let Krsna be the […]

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Fulfilling a quota
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) Sometimes we see that on the ocean there is a big disaster. There is an oil tank that has had a big spill, and then the whole water surface becomes covered by oil. What happens then is that all the animals that are on […]

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Immediately blessed
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) We see that by the mercy of the Lord, Hiranyaksa left his body and was greatly blessed. By the touch of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hiranyaksa was slapped and he subsequently died. Hiranyaksa actually became purified from that demoniac mentality and his body […]

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Planting the seeds of bhakti
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 August 2014, Nove Sady, Czech Republic, Balarama Jayanti Lecture) Lord Balarama carries the plough and Lord Krsna carries a flute. It is said that Balarama is ploughing the field of the heart and in that way, He is preparing the heart so that the seeds of bhakti can be planted. It […]

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Who can harm ISKCON?
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) India is full of village things. We are not sure where it all comes from. Some things may have a Vedic tradition to them and some things may not. For instance, if you drive the car, you cannot first drive backwards. You have to […]

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Fly to the spiritual world!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 May 2021, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Zoom Disciple Meeting) This world is like an airport. Here, we are supposed to board a plane. But some people get so excited when they get to an airport because there are so many shops and they go shopping, and what happens is that they end up […]

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Make some sacrifice for Krsna
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 July 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) Everyone is making sacrifices for material benefit. But those are the sacrifices that we need to gradually detach ourselves from and just make some sacrifice for Krsna instead. So therefore, purification remains in our mind daily in whatever we do. Let us […]

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Truly extraordinary!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) One of Prabhupada’s intimate followers after Prabhupada’s departure had a period where it was difficult to connect. For many devotees after Prabhupada left, it was not so easy. Those disciples of Prabhupada who had his association and who were there during his time, were […]

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Especially sent to help Prabhupada
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(Kadamba Kanana, Swami, 25 June 2021, Split, Croatia, Zoom Meeting) Tamal Krishna Goswami was such a brilliant person. He had a sharp brain and he was just such a general. He just knew what was the right thing to do and he was a leader in this way. He could just point and say, “Well […]

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Half-baked surrender
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) Somehow, we are struggling to surrender in this movement. And in the end, for our half-baked surrender which was there anyway, we get glorified for it. Who can say that they have surrendered out of pure love for Krsna? I was a pujari for […]

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Back to basics
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura makes one statement which is a statement that should not be taken cheaply. He says that, “Generally, the vows of initiation are so powerful that they will be successful even if they are not followed perfectly.” Now that is not […]

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Chanting is the only remedy!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Zoom Lecture) The gift of the Holy Name is the greatest treasure because it is Krsna Himself. Everything is contained within the Holy Name. The Holy Name is more merciful than Krsna Himself. When you offend Krsna yourself, you can purify that by chanting the Holy Name. […]

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Blessings of the entire parampara
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 August 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Initiation Ceremony Lecture) With the Mangalacarana prayers, we have invoked the blessings of the entire parampara, coming down from Lord Krsna and all the acaryas. That is how an initiation takes place. It is by the grace of all these personalities. We are all here simply as representatives […]

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Make the best of the situation!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 March 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Zoom Meeting) Why try to control the material energy? Why try to manipulate it? Why try to force the hand of destiny? Instead, just take it as it comes. And under each circumstance, just make the best of the situation. And if we do so, then surely […]

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Only a spark of Lord Rama’s total splendour
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 April 2008, Bhaktivedanta Manor, United Kingdom, Rama Navami Lecture) In the Srimad Bhagavatam, Lord Rama at one point is compared to a baby elephant, however, this is not disrespectful. Rather, the comparison was made to show how young Lord Rama was at the time of Sitadevi’s swayamvara, yet he was so […]

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Meeting with Krsna in progress!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 April 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Zoom Disciple Meeting) Japa meditation – Do not disturb. Personal meeting with Krsna in progress! It is devotional service that is opening up the spiritual dimension for us. In devotional service, every activity we do here is in the material world however simultaneously it has eternal spiritual […]

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Holy Name just penetrates
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 5 March 2021, Goloka Dhama, Abentheuer, Germany, Preparing For Gaura Purnima Lecture) The soul is buried in layers of consciousness but the Holy Name just penetrates! The soul is deeply buried in layers of consciousness. It is like being covered in blankets. Layers of mental energy, intellectual energy, sensual energy and these […]

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A great source of bliss
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Vyasa Puja Lecture) I appreciate the chanting of sixteen rounds. It is the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu that comes through these rounds. And that is the minimum, better if I chant more! I appreciate whatever service that I can do, whether I like that service […]

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Love is based on conquering
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 November 2020, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture) Krsna is conquered by all, but most by the devotee who gives the most, who does the most. Love is the foundation of everything. It is not like a sentimental wet blanket. Sometimes, we hear of impersonalists speak about the cosmic love and how […]

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Finding happiness amidst struggles
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 November 2020, Simhachalam, Germany, Caitanya Caritamrta 9.36) It is that pure devotional service that can completely satisfy the heart. Therefore, it is attractive. And therefore, the sankirtana devotee has absorbed himself in drinking this transcendental nectar. He is relishing it and then whatever is overflowing from his genuine enthusiasm, he is […]

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Flooding with mercy
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Vyasa Puja Lecture) Srila Prabhupada would describe how sometimes during the rainy season in Mayapur, the Ganga is flooding its banks and the entire area goes underwater. And sometimes, Mayapur is almost two months in a lockdown underwater, imagine that! I remember spending some time in […]

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Flooding with mercy
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Vyasa Puja Lecture) Srila Prabhupada would describe how sometimes during the rainy season in Mayapur, the Ganga is flooding its banks and the entire area goes underwater. And sometimes, Mayapur is almost two months in a lockdown underwater, imagine that! I remember spending some time in […]

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